Cooking up a career path
SHHS alum to lead kitchen as school district's nutrition services director
September 14, 2022
New Sweet Home School District Nutrition Services Director Amber Walker has worked in the kitchen since 2013, but her family has an even longer association with local palates: her mother, Kathleen Rivas, who spent 35 years with the district as a baker and taught her daughter everything she knows.
"We have a big family, so we always get together, and food is always the main thing," Walker said. "I knew the basics of how to put a meal together, so going into the school district just made sense. And I was able to work with my mom."
Born in Pomona, Calif, the 42-year-old Walker was eight when...